Kaia Kanepi doesn't use Twitter. It’s not her style to keep the world appraised of what she’s eating or doing at any given moment, preferring a more private life. However, the world number 16 is on Facebook and...
Kaia Kanepi doesn't use Twitter. It’s not her style to keep the world appraised of what she’s eating or doing at any given moment, preferring a more private life. However, the world number 16 is on Facebook and iTunes and has already gotten lost on her fitness coach's website. An experience we got to hear about in our Internet interview.
How many times a day do you go on the internet?
Two or three times a day. In general I spend one to two hours on it, mostly on Facebook and Skype, to communicate with my friends and family that I can only see rarely. I also use my computer to watch movies. Sometimes I can chat on Facebook and have a movie open in another window.
What's your home page?
What's the latest Facebook group that you've joined?
Armstrong Tennis. It's the tennis academy of one of my friends.
What's your screen wallpaper?
It's the picture of a tiger walking in the mountains at sunset.
What’s the latest video that made an impression on you?
Probably the video of one of my matches. Sometimes, when fans do video edits, I go and watch them. Otherwise, I'm not that much into websites like YouTube or Dailymotion.
Do you Google your name often?
No, never. I don't think that there are many interesting things on me. And if I want to see pictures of me, I have other options.
Which are the top 3 websites you visit?
The WTA players' website, the news website of the Estonian magazine Delfi, and Facebook.
What's the weirdest fan message you've ever had?
On Facebook, I’ve already had marriage and dinner proposals.
What was your first Internet pseudonym?
My name is already pretty weird so I don't have any pseudonym. My dad gave me a nickname but I don't use it on the Internet. He calls me "kaksik" which means "twin" in Estonian.
Do you download legally or illegally?
I download music on iTunes. For movies, I don't buy them but I rent them, still on iTunes. However, I've never downloaded illegally.
Do you read your spam?
No, I delete them straight away.
Is your password something complicated or an easy thing related to your life?
No, it's not related to my private life at all. It's something very complicated that mixes names and numbers. I have something between 5 to 10 different passwords for all the websites. I'm pretty good at this.
Is it you that did your Wikipedia page or someone else?
It's not me but I've already gone to check what was said on it. And everything was true. Since then, I’ve never been back.
What's the weirdest website you've ever seen?
My fitness coach's website. It's all dark and really weird.
Interview by Maxime Marchon